SGM Big Bear High School Education Foundation Alumni Newsletter
July 1, 2008
Summer has arrived in Big Bear. We changed from winter to summer and it is
beautiful. The town is preparing for a BIG July 4th celebration with fire
works on the lake. For those of you not living in Big Bear we have a
wonderful fireworks show sponsored by Rotary. It is worth seeing and the
lake will be full of boats. It is great to live in Big Bear!!!!
ANNUAL STEVEN G. MIHAYLO / BIG BEAR HIGH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION BANQUET
The Steven G. Mihaylo Big Bear High school Educational Foundation
awarded $72,000 in scholarships at the annual banquet on June 8. More than
200 people attended at the Northwoods Resort. This was the highlight of
the year for the Foundation. Dr. Russ Reynolds spent hours working with
his scholarship selection committee to determine the scholarship awards for
the deserving seniors. Phil Hamilton did a superb job as Masters of
Ceremonies in describing the award winners. Marie Wanke, secretary to the
Foundation, along with her committee did a tremendous job of working on the
details of the banquet. Neal Waner was superb as the Masters of Ceremonies.
The scholarship award winners were: Katie Bumstead, Kyle Burnett,
Gianni Cabiglio, Brittany Caldwell, Jesse Ceron, Courtney Crawford, Timothy
DeGriselles, Michel Dietz, Max Dobis, Danielle Estes, Jennifer Field, Sarah
Gannon, Kyle Gassmeyer, Ross Goulet, Brennen Halliday, Keely Hanasen, Kelsey
Iafrate, Travis Johnson, Jennifer Lindsey, Daren McLean, Kevin McCutcheon,
Beau-Robert Metcalfe, Kayla Murray, Daisy Ojeda, Amber Parle, Rosa Perez,
Kriss Proctor, Lucinda Pyles, Brittani Rawlins, Cody Reeves, Spencer
Riddle, Alberto Solis, Sarah White, Chailenn Young, and Kyle Gassmeyer
It was a great evening.
Big Bear High School Class of 1998 10 Year Reunion
September 20th, 2008
Location: Big Bear Lake, CA
Come home for the weekend & watch the Homecoming Football Game against
Beaumont on Sat. September 20th, 2008.
Junior Varsity game begins at 10:45am.
Varsity game begins at 1:30pm
On Sat. evening join us for an evening of food and entertainment at the
Meet at 5:30 pm at the Vintage for classmates and spouses to sign in and
dinner will begin at 6pm.
Cost is $35.00 per person for dinner and entertainment. Casual dress.
R.S.V.P. by June 30th, 2008 with payment .
(This is necessary to guarantee our reservation; the Vintage will be closed
to the public for our event.)
Make check payable to: Kim Derichsweiler.
Mail check to: Kim Derichsweiler, 2198 1?2 Pacific Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92627.
Once payment has been received more details will be sent.
Anyone interested in a get-together Friday night or Sunday for a family
picnic please contact me.
If you have any questions please call me at 949-514-0044 or email me at
Hope that everyone can attend.
Kim (Stock) Derichsweiler
Wednesday, June 18, 2008 12:40 PM PDT (Grizzly article)
One day before graduation, members of the 2008 Big Bear varsity baseball
team gathered for a final time. They reflected on a season that included a
De Anza League championship and quarterfinal appearance in the CIF Division
Teammates honored their own by voting on several awards. Rookie of the Year
went to sophomore Parker Bradley, who led the team with a 1.750 earned run
average and was sixth on the team with a .364 batting average.
Most Inspirational Player award went to senior Josh Ledbetter, who overcame
several injuries during his career to earn first-team all-DAL honors in
2008. Ledbetter was fourth on the team with a .400 batting average and led
the Bears with a .524 on-base percentage.
Most Improved Player award went to junior Myles Westplat, who saw action in
16 of the team's 26 games this season. Westplat earned the starting
shortstop position late in the season. He batted .484 in 32 plate
The team's Most Valuable Player Award went to senior Jesse Ceron. Ceron, who
had an ERA of 2.218, recorded four wins for the Bears on the mound including
a league win over co-champion Desert Hot Springs and in the CIF playoffs
against third-ranked Pasadena Poly. At the plate, Ceron batted .384 with 33
hits, 23 runs batted in and 11 doubles.
Awards not voted on by the players include the Coaches' Award, which went to
four-year starter Kriss Proctor, who earned the league's Most Valuable
Offensive Player award. Proctor hit .432 with six doubles, two triples and
30 RBIs while playing center field and first base for the Bears.
The Golden Glove Award for the best defensive player went to senior second
baseman Joseph Filia. Filia also contributed offensively for the Bears with
a .337 batting average and 21 stolen bases.
The Golden Bat Award for the best offensive player went to junior
right fielder Dustin Blauer, who edged Proctor for the batting title with a
.437 batting average in 26 games played. Blauer led the Bears with 37 runs
scored and 38 hits including six doubles, a triple and two home runs.